Short Kojima Productions Japan studio tour from Kojima Station

Wondering what the studio of Kojima Productions currently looks like? Well, during the latest episode of Kojima Station, Imaizumi and Kobayashi treated viewers to a short tour.

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As you can see, the studio mainly consists of a large space divided by cubicles. If you look closely you can see someone working on Quiet’s character model on a monitor.

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Also, they didn’t want the camera to move to the right too much because there was some stuff they didn’t want us to see.

All the way to the left side of the room, in the corner, is Yoji Shinkawa’s office.

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The interior was shown in an earlier episode of Kojima Station.

All the way at the end, behind the red curtain is the bureau where Kojima checks the game.

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To see the video of the tour, follow the link in the source section below.

Source: Kojima Station Episode 32, JunkerHQ

  • Mini gear

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm… so many workers, such long wait 🙂

  • kirra light

    That’s my Nigga

  • jack_coban

    I don’t know, man. Kinda feel sorry for Kojima in his tiny colorless bureau. Then again, the whole office looks kinda depressing.

  • Big_Boss88

    I wish I could work there… But getting to play their games is satisfying enough too ;).

  • gerber

    That… that exoskeleton! http://hugelolcdn.com/i/323377.gif

    • Help…

    • Mini gear

      not even ocelots therapy can make me forget that

      • Shalashaska

        The Name shalashaska was given for reason!

    • Shalashaska

      If the beginning wasnt enough.. the ending will kill you.

    • Big_Boss88

      Omg…my eyes

    • prothy

      That’s Frieza from Dragon Ball Z

  • MrVux007

    its so huge… :O

  • Shalashaska

    Amount of staff indirectly proportional to the amount of time taken to make this game BECAUSE
    The Amount of staff is directly proportional to the SIZE, ACCURACY, QUALITY and WONDER of this game, on release. kudos!

  • Golgari

    Making games is hard. Everyone here looks at these photos and think how everything is exciting but in reality to make such masterpiece such as MGSV you need to work at least 5 years with the same staff, vision and your part of the project over and over again. Most of us experience finished product but in reality these developers have massive amount of data that you need to complete right on schedule. Not to mention that even Kojima is testing the game like a game tester which is not often for a game designers that have other senior designers that do that stuff mostly.
    When you make a movie you make it for 2 or 3 years at best but something like MGSV requires so much more not because “gaming is the best thing ever” but because the process requires so much programming and debugging it’s depressing.
    All of us want a release date but imo the last thing I want Kojima to think is about a release date. I want this game to release in 2015 Q4 or even 2016 but it must be perfect because I’m planning to play this game not for one week but for years.

    • Shalashaska

      Dude, I agree with each and every detail of your beloved comment. Except.. About the release date.. No doubt that Kojima has a release date in mind already but because this is the first time they have ever gone open world with the fox engine, he is doing his best to rectify each and every pixel of the game. I want to play this game soon but I dont want it to be broken. I Salute kojima for his hard work and no doubt that we’ll get an amazing game. But giving a human being all the time to do something like check his exam paper one more time, he will take each and every single sentence he wrote. So because of that.. I want Kojima san to check Every pixel of this game but remember that he does have to release the game someday before 2016.. I dont want him giving it out.. take more time to check, no issue but remember that the paper (TPP) has to be given out someday.. if not given out..atleast TELL us in a manner of a time period

    • Big_Boss88

      Good post and I mostly agree :). We get it soon enough as longest wait is behind us ^^.

    • No Place For Hayter

      committing yourself and your work to a single project over the course of many years so it can come to fruition is certainly not exciting you have to care about it and have a commitment to your work.

      I think most people are just excited about it and seeing it and not so much think working in that workplace itself and working on such projects is constantly exciting, or maybe I’m giving people to much credit not everyone thinks deeply about everything, either way I completely agree with what you said 🙂

  • NakedSnake85

    the medic is SOOOO gonna be Venom Snake in TPP

    • NakedSnake85

      WHEN pAZ EXplodes he protects him self with his left arm!! pay attention people he is gonna be venom snake.. im preety sure !

      • MichaelPayneV

        He is not Venom Snake, he is Part of Venom Snake, the Ration of Venom Snake, the part taking the Rational decision “No time for anesthetic, we have to open her now…hold her steady, is gotta be a continuous suture…on your feets soldier, the whole place is coming down”

        • NakedSnake85

          i think that big boss is ishmael and the medic is venom snake !!!the fact that he takes a second to say his name.. almost like hes thinking of a fake name to say.. and hiding his face with bandages.. . Ishmael/Big Boss is in on the scam.. knowing that Cipher is after him and using the Fake BB as a decoy.. so he can escape.. which is why you dont see Ishmael after the hospital scene. He was trying to help his decoy (the person you play as) to escape so he too can escape undetected. “your alive, but the world wants you dead”.. hes talking about himself. And the Medic is probably who you play as.. So maybe the bandages are from a facial transplant.. to make the medic look like BB.This also explains why the Medic has a similar voice to BB. And it explains why BB has no horn in the hospital scene. Plus look at the camera perspective.. its FIRST PERSON in the hospital when Kaz says “what about him”.. and still FIRST PERSON when BB wakes up from the coma.. the only 2 instances of first person view in any of the trailers…i been watching over you for 9 years” …thats Big Boss watching over his Decoy knowing one day Cipher will find him and he will need a full proof escape plan. The decoy BigBoss has to believe he is the real BB for it to work.. plus we need to believe hes the real BB for kojimas trick to work.

          • MichaelPayneV

            That’s because is the Reasoning kicking in from BB Head, knowing that in order to get himself out alive he has to convince himself to trust himself….is really complicated.

            Point is, No, the Physical Character we play as is John (Pliskin Maybe, don’t know Naked Snake’s last Name) is not “The Medic” since The Medic is Snake, but not a Physical Character.

    • No Place For Hayter

      I’m not sure what to think of that face……. lol.

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    • MichaelPayneV

      Well he is, but not in the way you think, not in a Physical form at least, but yeah, he is Venom Snake’s Voice of Reasoning if that’s what you meant.

      • NakedSnake85

        every person is able to have a voice of reason and a voice of rage… not only big boss!

        • MichaelPayneV

          So, when did i say that only Big Boss has, who knows who you’ll see if playing as Kaz, what kind of Stripper would be his Voice of Reasoning and what hooker would be his Voice of Rage.

          • NakedSnake85

            well on this we agree !

          • MichaelPayneV

            1 thing we can all agree on is who is his Voice of Rage, The Fiddle.

          • NakedSnake85

            Raging Fiddle sounds cool for a boss name !

          • MichaelPayneV

            Now let’s be serious, it should have been pretty obvious that The Medic is Snake since he is not listed in GZ Cast at all, since he is Voiced by Kiefer, it should have also been obvious that he is not real seeing how his Voice is Big Boss Voice pitched really loooooooooooow (Like a Nightmare in Silent Hill) and his Face hidden all the time, like he isn’t there.

            And before you say that he is real, that Big Boss could not perform a Bomb Extraction remember that Snake has Great Medical Skills as seen and played in MGS3, and he also yell at Chico to hold Paz Down even tough he was holding her, plus The Medic only talked and was observed by Snake, so there is a high chance Snake performed the Extraction and that Snake also hold Kaz at The End, and that Kaz was then the one to hold Snake when Paz Jumped.

          • NakedSnake85

            well.. look..imo the medic was real.. and what we experienced through GZ was his memories.. how he remembers all that stuff.. the pseudo historical mission also pointing on that direction.. the medic knows about those missions but he cannot match images or memories so he uses what he knows with the only enviroment he experienced.. he is the one that took the bomb out and he is the one that hold kaz down.. he only covered his face so his recemblence with big boss remained hidden from us players..so some tough questions. maybe hes struggling to remember his former self? cause now he IS Venom Snake? the body double? maybe his voice is pitched down sutherland cause he only knows his current one? and besides he is the one that protected big boss from that explosion! so he preety much exists !

          • MichaelPayneV

            That is way to far fetched even for Metal Gear, but i have a Solution for you.

            If you wanna play as “The Medic” all you have to do is Play the Game Perfect and lead Snake on the Right Path, stop him from becoming “Saladin”, or if you want to play as “The Flaming Volgin” just fukk everything up, kill as many as you can and get your Revenge.

            Your Choice “Do as you will…”

    • MrVux007

      ahhh i wonder with what will people come up next….. srsly no offense to people who actually belive this,but these theories, absolutely make no logical sense in MGS universe and psychology in general…. ahhh miss the days where fan theories actually made sense,but then again its MGS we are talking here,so over the top theories like this is nothing new ….(prepares popcorn) ^^

      • NakedSnake85

        What exactly doesnt make sense to u?

    • But that’s Kiefer’s face, Venom Snake doesn’t have his face. And the medic has a different voice as well.

      • NakedSnake85

        What do u mean? If medic has kiefers face that means they share the same actor for face cap. And the medic has kiefers voice.

        • The medic may have Kiefer’s face but Snake does not. And the medic is voiced by Kiefer apparently, but his voice has been distorted to make it sound like different voice. Probably they had Kiefer do his role because it was just a few lines.

          • NakedSnake85

            i reall doubt that they made kiefer voice a minor character just for few lines.. besides the medic preety much saves big boss’s life when paz exploded. his left side took the full blast cause he tried to reach paz with his left hand. there is the third person that looks snake and kaz at the hospital in first person that i think its him..and then he wakes up again in first person after nine years. kojima stated that venom suffers form amnesia.. all of these are clues.. as i said in a previous post i think that there is a strong possibility that medic is venom..and maybe ishmael is Big boss.. in the moby dick book ishmael is the central character that drives the narrative while captain ahab is the vessel that hunts “whales” look i know that this theory sounds way too impossible but imo it will all come together..

          • But the medic and Venom Snake have completely different faces. And different voices. In the end, your safest bet is that Snake is Snake.

          • Big_Boss88

            I agree with you boss, safest bet is to believe that :). Fun to read this theorys though, but I go with the simple explanations that Snake is Snake etc. See the plot twists when game reveal.

          • RJRO

            It´s an interesting theory but why would this medic have all the skills that Big Boss has?wouldn’t be weird that this double be has good as Big Boss the legendary soldier.
            Besides that i think that the name Venom does not mean a new snake but the same one but with different emotions, state. Naked Snake for example was a clean sheet “innocent” before he kill the Boss.Same thing with Solid in MGS 1 and 2 he was Solid Snake but in MGS 4 he is know as Old Snake. Same character but different state of emotions.
            Sorry if there are Grammatical errors, english is not my native language.

          • NakedSnake85

            its not only about skills. its a combination of skills and personal will that carries a person forward. dont forget Liquid was superior to Solid yet Solid was the true heir of big boss’ skills. raiden in mgs2 also prooved that. he was not equal to snake yet he accomplished his mission. he overcame every obstacle in his way.. we dont know if venom snake is up to the status of a legend.. and clearly he wont be in phantom pain.. isnt phantom pain all about venom snake losing his mind burning with revenge? using child soldiers etc? all these are hardly “legend” material. to me is an indication that a lesser man uses every thing he needs to succeed. i dont think that big boss as we knew him is able to do all these awful things just to bring down zero ESPESIALLY when is unclear if he REMEMBERS zero at all.. all previous footage of phantom pain that i saw shows a person that is manipulated and advised by TWO people all the way. Miller and Ocelot. to me they are using venom for their need of revenge.

          • Will

            I think it was just some kind of cameo, to have Kiefer himself in the game, like Kojima’s cameo on that rescue mission.

          • MichaelPayneV

            I think is due to the Beard and Different Acting from Kiefer for each, making them look totally different while technically being identical.

      • MichaelPayneV

        About that, here is The Medic Face Vs Big Boss Face. Doesn’t “The Medic” look like a Shaved Short Haired “Snake Eater” Big Boss?
        pic.twitter.com/xjGEVRajcG

        • NakedSnake85

          nose ears are a little bit of BUT venom snake has a lot of scars well on his ears and nose even his eyes.. maybe its an indication of transplants or plastic surgery

          • MichaelPayneV

            The Nose and Ears are different a bit on Big Boss because of soemthing called AGING, ever herd of it?

            Is you compared the Medic to MGS3 Big Boss you will find them identical.

            And No, the Scars are simply Scars from the Explosion, no Plastic Surgery, don’t try complicating the plot just so that you are right, Hideo already said that MGSV will be much easier to understand, so No, is simple, The Medic is part of Venom Snake. Done.

  • Invader_skoodge

    Okay guys. I’m starting my MGS marathon. Wish me luck. From MGS to Ground Zeroes. In the immortal words of Revolver Ocelot: “Okay. Let’s get started.”

    • NakedSnake85

      “there are no continues my friend !”

    • Mini gear

      let the legendary games come back to life!

    • Invader_skoodge

      MGS in the bag. On to MGS2

    • César H. Sandoval

      What? no MG and MG2:Solid Snake, first? Haha.

      • Invader_skoodge

        I’m doing MGS marathon so only the “solid” games. ;p

        • César H. Sandoval

          Give them a visit later, if MGSV hasn’t released after you finish your marathon of course… Don’t know about MG, but MG2 is still a pretty “Solid” game at least, and most of the original MGS is just a 3D version of stuff in that game 😉

    • Invader_skoodge

      Okay guys. MGS2 and Virtuous Mission Confirmed!! On to Snake Eater Main Mission.

    • Invader_skoodge

      Snake Eater Confirmed!! What a beautiful game. Time to fire up Portable Ops and Peace Walker. You guessed it. PSP time.

      • Big_Boss88

        Keep up the good work. You’re pretty fast :3, when I usually replay the game I just take my sweet time lol. Even though have played them through many times.

  • mikeyyytexas

    So… KJP makes MGSV right… What do all these people do after the game is done and shipped? Does Konami give them a check and gives them time for vacation or do they directly transfer to the silent hills project? Or?????? Lol I’ve been thinking about this for a while

    • Golgari

      Some of them obviously will transfer to Silent Hills project. Some of them if MGS6 is actually a thing will move to the concept stage. Some developers will continue working on the game patching and DLC. Some of them will continue working on the next engine or updating fox engine’s tools.

      Development for these big studios never stops. Ofc when MGSV will ship… main team will go for a vacation for a week or maybe month at best but they will come back and do the job as always. That’s how things work in the industry.

      • mikeyyytexas

        man, sounds like you really have to love what you’re doing if you’re constantly working, buy thank you for the clarifications I like furthering my knowledge of things I didn’t quite know before thank you again

  • PrinceHeir

    Now this is a studio!

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